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10 years 9 months ago #21 by Tushy
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Yeah true Sozz

Just seems so ongoing - if its not one having a go its another..

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10 years 9 months ago #22 by sozzled
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I know. But that's the nature of politics. *heh-heh-heh* :)

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10 years 9 months ago #23 by Memsahib
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And the nature of politicians, bless their little cotton socks!

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10 years 9 months ago #24 by Tushy
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Pauline Hansen in Headlines - what a joke - she must be short on cash lol

As much as I can see Sozz's view, I still recon its above and beyond -- its over the top -- all within one party. It gets to the point where you dont even listen anymore

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10 years 9 months ago #25 by Memsahib
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I do love characters such as Pauline Hanson and Bob Brown. They add a bit of spice to the Australian political scene.

While we may not necessarily subscribe to their political viewpoints, at least they occasionally make us think outside our comfortable little boxes. And just think, they provide far more comic relief than most of our highly rated comedy shows on the tivvie.

Mem

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10 years 9 months ago #26 by Wulf
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Hmmm...Politics.

Ok here we are having a State Election campaign. All the usual grab bag of promises, (most of which will be forgotten in the afteremath), personal attacks and etc.

What I cant get my head around is the claim, from both sides, that they all have a solution to the credit crises. I mean like what do they think we are, Dumb? As if a micro economy, at state level, can solve what is a world wide problem.

Hello!!! No-one's got any money, at least we peasants don't have any spare cash.

And as for the Federal level, they are now talking about adjusting pensions according to assets and etc. In short, some will get less so they can use the savings to raise pensions for the rest.
So, does that mean those with assets of half a million, ($450,000 of which is the home), may have a reduction?

All too confusing.

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10 years 9 months ago #27 by Memsahib
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It's interesting to watch the elections up north unfold. Especially the blame game that goes on - which I think most of us despise.

As for the discussions over pensions and assets, that was, I think, a media beat up. It was raised by an organisation, not the politicians. We'll have to keep an eye on that one and see if it gains traction.

One of the joys (sometimes) of my work is that it is part of our political environment. Everything I do means keeping a weather eye on the hill (Parliament House). It is great fun, although stressful at times.

What you do come to realise is that a good percentage of politicians are actually there to try and do the "right thing" (whatever that may be) by the Australian public. There are some grubs, but by and large, they are just like people everywhere - some good, some bad and a lot in between.

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Mem

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10 years 9 months ago #28 by Tushy
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Mems wrote

And just think, they provide far more comic relief than most of our highly rated comedy shows on the tivvie.


Yep that they do - specially this one - what does she expect in politics??

I agree that the Media throws out things hoping for the public to react/bite - troublemakers.. that annoys me[/size]

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10 years 9 months ago #29 by Memsahib
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Tushy, we are in complete agreement. I roared laughing when I saw that Warwick Cappa was up against Pauline Hanson. What a howler!

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Mem :lol:

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10 years 9 months ago #30 by sozzled
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:woohoo: It could only happen in Queensland: former fish 'n' chips shop owner, "celebrity" TV show guest ballroom dancing queen, and xenophobic redhead red-neck woman who was once in in the spotlight for electoral fraud stands against AFL football hero, "celebrity" guest TV soap opera star, sports car driving, male stripper personality ... and these guys are running for the state parliament? Any "professional" politician standing for Beaudesert doesn't stand a chance unless they're a former bribe-taking, police commissioner or a Queensland Rugby League player.

Apparently Warwick Capper isn't standing as an independent candidate against Pauline Hanson. After announcing that he would he would run after Pauline Hanson announced officially that she is to be a candadate in the seat, Capper's political endeavour collapsed a few days later when he was advised that he had missed the midday deadline on 3 March to register with the Electoral Commission Queensland. When asked if Capper's running in the election was a joke, his campaign manager, Mark "Wacko Jacko" Jackson, replied that politics was a joke.

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